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The Chalk Board

  • Tea Towel Rack Makeover using IOD Moulds & MudPaint

    Here’s a really fun project using IOD Moulds, MudPaint plus this vintage tea towel rack I found at Goodwill.  I really liked the shape of the rac...
  • Copper Leafing with a Stencil

    Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and ...
  • My Top 10 Furniture Painting Tools

    I was asked recently about paint brushes and decided to go over exactly the tools that I love and use for painting furniture.   Get the best tools...
  • How to Make Reusable Gift Boxes using IOD Decor Moulds, Decoupage and Gold Leaf!

    Hi everyone! I hope you’re enjoying a wonderful holiday season. I wanted to show you how I make reusable gift boxes. This is by far one of my favor...
  • Prep for Cabinets and How to Draw an Urn

    I received a couple if questions about prepping kitchen cabinets for painting and how I got the urn design on a dresser I painted. Watch this video...
  • How to Age Terracotta Pots with Milk Paint

    This is one of the easiest, quickest and most beautiful ways to paint terracotta pots! And as this painted finish ages it just gets more beautiful...
  • The Two Colors Every Furniture Painter Should Have in Their Arsenal

    I was pulling colors for a project in my studio and was thinking, what colors should every furniture painter have in their arsenal? One of the most enjoyable things about being a furniture painter is mixing colors. I gave this question some thought and the answer became clear. 
  • Last Minute Christmas Ornament

    Here's an ornament that takes less than an hour and is so easy! I took some paper mache stars and used Autentico Vintage and Metallico to paint the...
  • 10 Gift Ideas for your DIYer, Furniture Painter and Creative Crafter

    Shopping for your creative maker this year? Here's a list of 10 gift ideas that will keep them inspired, organized and their skills sharp. 1) Books...
  • DIY Christmas Ornament for Merry Makers!

    I adore Christmas and love making ornaments. They are so much more special than store bought. 
  • How I Made a Barn Quilt

    Those of you that follow my other site, Daisey Jayne, know I've been into all kinds of needlework way before I started painting furniture and I've ...
  • An Interview with furniture artist, Jonathon Marc Mendes of Painted Love

    I first discovered Jonathon when I became the US distributor for Autentico Paint. Autentico was being used in Europe and the UK and voilà, there was Jonathon creating the most gorgeous, authentic paint finishes.